Advance Wars

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This turn-based strategy game hails back to a classic Japanese strategy game titled Famicom Wars. Advance Wars pits players against very computer AI in a number of battles involving submarines, warships, infantry, tanks, helicopters, and other weapons. During the maps, players may capture buildings to increase financial resources and repair damaged units. During combat, two units go head to head with the results determined by how the two stack up against each other, terrain conditions, and other factors. Up to four players can play using the Game Link Cable or by swapping a single Game Boy Advance at the end of each player's turn.


Advance Wars Game Boy Advance When playing custom maps you may choose any CO you've unlocked
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance The tutorial doubles as the prologue for the main story
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Deployable sea units
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Title Screen

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User Reviews

Wicked! Game Boy Advance Patrick Robertson (5)
A must own for any Game Boy Advance fan Game Boy Advance Travis Russell (3)
Great game, although perhaps too simple Game Boy Advance Kate Jones (453)
Great war on little screen Game Boy Advance 666gonzo666 (52652)

Critic Reviews

AceGamez Game Boy Advance 2001 10 out of 10 100
IGN Game Boy Advance Sep 10, 2001 9.9 out of 10 99
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Sep, 2001 95 out of 100 95
Netjak Game Boy Advance Sep 23, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
WiiDSFrance Wii U Apr 28, 2014 9 out of 10 90
Edge Game Boy Advance Nov 02, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Looki Game Boy Advance Jan 28, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Pelit Game Boy Advance Feb, 2002 88 out of 100 88
PGNx Media Game Boy Advance Oct 24, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Just RPG Game Boy Advance 2001 75 out of 100 75


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1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of Advance Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
    • 2001 - Handheld Game of the Year Award
  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Game Boy Advance Game of the Year

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